26 cystic fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease

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Unformatted text preview: f the lymphatic system and eventually reach Figure 4.26 Cystic Fibrosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cystic fibrosis – An inherited, incurable disease – Thick sticky mucus blocks passageways – Mucus blocks pancreatic ducts, interfering with nutrient digestion, especially fat Inflammatory bowel disease Large Intestine Absorption of water and minerals Feces – form as chyme becomes semisolid Rectum – lower part of large intestine where feces are stored Insert figure 4.21 Microbes in Your Digestive Tract Bacteria Vast numbers of bacteria reside in large intestine. Intestinal bacteria: ØMetabolize undigested food material ØMake vitamin K and biotin ØProduce gas Ø Your Adaptable Digestive Tract Humans are omnivores ◦ Human digestive tract: Can handle combinations of foods, such as mixtures of animal and plant foods Can digest foods and absorb nutrients from wide variety of sources, including: ◦Plants ◦ Animals ◦ Fungi Chapter 4 Highlight Gut Reaction Common Intestinal Complaints ◦Constipation ◦Diarrhea ◦Vomiting ◦Heartburn...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2013 for the course FOOD AND N 254 taught by Professor Varnon during the Spring '13 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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